PHOTOS: 'African Spirits,' From A Guy On A Bike To Cardi B – AuthenticAfrican

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Hassan Hajjaj, born in Morocco in 1961, is often called the Andy Warhol of Marrakesh for his fusion of glamour and everyday life. Both are evident in his 2017 portrait Cardi B Unity. The rap star, dressed in a high-fashion outfit, sits on utilitarian green plastic cartons against a textured fabric backdrop. The frame consists of tins of green tea, each decorated with a butterfly.

The images at an exhibit at the Yossi Milo Gallery in New York are infused with the spirit of African identity.

(Image credit: Hassan Hajjaj/Courtesy of Third Line Gallery, Dubai, and Yossi Milo Gallery, New York)